Sites for Activity Directors, Those Who Work with Elders,
and Anyone who Loves an Elder to Visit:
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This is a free
website for activity directors working with seniors in healthcare.
It provides many ideas and resources for activity programming
and also offers a free monthly newsletter with even more ideas.
CDs, videos, resources and free goodies for activity directors
and caregivers of older adults. A place where baby boomers can
find the music you remember sung in the tradition of the great
A large and useful
site with a comprehensive links page.
An excellent site
- definitely worth visiting!
Inc publishes newsletters specializing in
geriatric caregiving and issues of aging.
A site offering
a variety of information for the activity professional- Links
of interest, recommended reading, certification information, printable
inservice pages and a free job board.
and Soul Music
Heart and Soul Music
is the combined effort of Robert Goldstick, Lynda Richards, and
Tugger (their delightful Scottish terrier). They started this
enterprise to promote the use of high quality live music performances
and appropriate recorded music in convalescent hospitals, nursing
homes, and hospice care. Robert's observations come from his performances
in nursing homes since 1993. Lynda's come from her experience
as a Hospice social worker. Robert and Lynda hope to "change the
world a little bit" by enhancing the lives of our elders. See
this comprehensive and very neat site!
Working to raise
awareness and enhance the quality of life
for elders living in senior care and residential facilities
through hugs, friendship and volunteer support.
Innovation in Recreation
was actualized in 1989 with the primary intent and purpose of
consulting with Activity Coordinators in Skilled Nursing Facilities.
with Activity Staff in Skilled, Assisted Living and Residential
orientation and training to new persons entering the field
of recreation in the health care setting.
in a variety of areas to include both group and individualized
therapeutic recreation programming, programming for special
care units, volunteerism, documentation and care planning,
and regulation compliance.
to meeting the recreational needs of all individuals to enhance
their intellectual, physical, emotional, social, and spiritual
workshops and in-services on both a small and large scale,
on a wide variety of topics and to more diversified audiences.
and distribute supportive products that enhance activity programming.
takes both sun and rain to create the rainbow.
offer innovative group and individual activity products for
use in a variety of settings There are free activity ideas,
contests and games available on our site. Visit us anytime!
is a reasonably priced, live entertainer's web site for Toronto,
Ontario, Canada. It provides an opportunity for Activity Directors
to choose from monthly songbooks of old-time or sacred music
and allows them to view my schedules and request bookings via
Get Cash For Your
Used CDs and DVDs! Sell those dust gathering CDs and DVDs you
don't listen to or watch anymore. Free quote, post-paid mailer
and fast payment.
Your one stop source
for independent music.
Arts Therapy Links:
Art... Art through Healing
Dedicated to encourage healing through the arts, Survivors Art
Foundation is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization committed
to empowering trauma survivors with effective outlets via internet
art gallery, outreach programs, national exhibitions, publications
and development of employment skills.
and Fitness for Seniors:
Our dance, exercise,
movement and physical therapy equipment is made from the highest
quality stretch band fabrics to promote physical strength and
flexibility, body awareness, creativity, group cooperation and
team building. After playing and moving in our products you
will feel more energized, alert yet calm, and deeply satisfied.
writer and speaker on the subject of dementia.
is the source for creative journals for the young and the
young at heart. We offer creative journaling products with
a message. Our goal is to facilitate the power of healing,
to foster communication, intergenerational understanding and
acceptance, and to promote positive self esteem.
Family of Light Healing Centre
international mobile healing & educational centre, offering
aromatheraphy ,channeling, massage reiki, stone
medicine, sound healing, spiritual healing, and more.
The Eden Alternative
creates habitats for people who live and work in long term care
a fascinating site and philosophy!
Healing Through Music
Relaxation music, positive affirmations and online counseling
for reducing stress and anxiety, promoting health, wellness
and healing and improving self-esteem.
Therapy and The Power of Music
Examines the power of using popular music, something people
already listen to, as a way for people to express their feelings.
Includes examples of therapeutic messages in popular music as
well as original music by Freudian Slip, therapeutic rock band.
Sounds is where wellness sounds good! One look at the pictures
on the home page of this delightful site and you will begin to
get an idea what this music therapy site is all about. They say
a picture is worth a thousand words, and it is! You will see pictures
of masses of people of all shapes and sizes, happily drumming
and moving to music and rhythm. Registered Music Therapist Barry
Bernstein is a wealth of knowledge about the healing and motivational
power of rhythm and music. Visit Healthy Sounds to find out all
about Barry and his wonderful healing work!
Oliver Healing Music
on this web-site are the result of nearly two decades of researching
the most nurturing and healing qualities of music by Emmy Award
winner Jim Oliver. Jim's formal music study is evident in these
orchestrated musical works. Jim has studied music since age five
including classical organ, composition and orchestration at Hartt
College of Music, West Hartford, Connecticut.
Music & Gospel Music Sites:
Mike Abernathy Sr.
has performed gospel music for over 25 years with The Richmond
Quartet, The Gospel Conquerors, and Solid Foundation Ministries.
For the past eight years, he had been doing solo ministry, until
serious illness forced him off the road for almost three years.
The Lord has again opened the door and he is walking through to
go as far as the Lord will allow. Mike has performed in concerts
with The Oak Ridge Boys, The Stamps, The Cathedral Quartet, The
Goodmans, Perfect Heart, and others. His goal is not to be an
entertainer, but to be a blessing to all he sings to.
A featured vocalist
on the Trinity Broadcasting Network, Vern Jackson's web-site is
an excellent resource for beloved popular and gospel music. Be
sure to check out the page entitled "Vern's Albums" where you
will find an extensive list of Vern's wonderful recordings.
Jake Keasling has
been playing Southern Gospel music for almost 30 years. He took
his first piano lesson when he was 8 years old, and performed
in public for the first time at the age of 10. He has played for
several quartets and has traveled all over the Eastern U.S. He
has been performing solo for the last 10 years. He currently performs
with a back up singer, Howard Bowers, and sequences most of his
own music. He records exclusively at Brickhouse Recording and
has had one national release on Rejoice Records. This talented
singer/songwriter/pianist is available for church services, benefits,
fundraisers, indoor/outdoor festivals, and weddings. He also makes
custom, made to order, Southern Gospel soundtracks for individuals
when his time allows.
Performing Old Time
Gospel and Original Christian Music in the Southeast Georgia Area.
wonderful site focusing on hospital visitation and children's
ministry. Don't miss their delightful selection of "Christian
Family Ministry Network
The Howard Family
Ministry Christian Network is a Christian Ministry Network. This
interesting, uplifitning, and useful site includes: news, weather,
sports, network search, websearch, chat, and lifestyles pages.
Ultimate Midi Homeplace
An Oldies Midi site
which is well stocked with delightful old music.
Music to Awaken the Heart
The serenity web-site
features many wonderful artists whose recordings and materials
will help you explore the spiritual and healing aspect of music.
is the most complete guide to information about Self -Improvement,
Personal Growth and Self Help on the Internet. It is designed
to be an organized directory, with articles and references to
thousands of other Web Sites on the World Wide Web.
Book Entitled I'm Sorry
relationship book that speaks to how subtle hurt in a relationship
wounds the soul as much as abuse and addresses how one can repair
hurt by his or her ability to show love, respect, and honesty.
ATR Directory resources
include a job bulletin for recreation therapists and activity
directors, hundreds of activity/treatment ideas, an archive of
recreation therapy history, and much more.
An Activity and Social
Service Web Site providing Alzheimer's and dementia information,
care plans, resource books, calendars, dates to remember, pet
therapy, hundreds of useful and informative links, entertainers
lists, horticulture therapy information and program ideas, intergenerational
programs, and much more!
and Disability Sites:
Solutions in Long Term Care
in Long Term Care provide resources and services for Health Care
Professionals and Care Givers. Our team consists of Activity Professionals,
Nurses and Social Workers and we provide consultation services
to long term care facilities.